10:00 - 12:00


Salvation Army Hall
21 Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BU

Event Type

An insight into Somerset Coal Mining History

Bryn Hawkin’s story of his family in the Somerset Coal Mines and his own experiences working 17 years for the National Coal Board until the mines closed. His grandfather was involved in the Dunkerton strike of 1908/09, getting shot in the legs on a march. His father and uncles also worked in the mines.

The talk will outline the moves to mechanisation in the 60s and the problems that came about because of geological difficulties.


Speaker Meeting – Somerset Coal Mining